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 Posted: Sun Jan 22nd, 2012 02:07 am
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Ya Toivo
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Hallo all,

I recently caught this GT in the pic at ponta of my jetski. I released it and never thought of taking the messurements. Seeing thats it is my biggest GT, i would like to know the the weight without sounding optimistic.........

I took some video clips and a pic, where we meassured my shoulder width and the had a indication to work on. We got the GT fork lenght at 127.5mm. That according to the all species ori chart comes to 40.3 kg.

Anybody know another way to meassure this, or think that 40.3 might be bit of a fishermans tale......????

Cheers
Pieter

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 Posted: Sun Jan 22nd, 2012 02:10 am
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J_Bay
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What a beaut!!

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 Posted: Sun Jan 22nd, 2012 02:13 am
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awesome fish! I would say it looks in the mid-30's

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 Posted: Sun Jan 22nd, 2012 02:17 am
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Thanks guys, yeah, i thought it to be 30 kg, but at that time, you have adrenilin running and you cant get a clear weight indication, and i wanted to get it back in the water asap.

cheers

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 Posted: Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 02:11 am
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Cam Mundy
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Great fish! its around the 30 kilo mark depending on how broad its shoulders were. It looks pretty fat in the pictures and the tail is thick which is a good sign so it could be nudging the 35 kilo's


Last edited on Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 02:15 am by Cam Mundy

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 Posted: Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 03:27 am
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about 40... 45...40... 45... (weak attempt at humour!)

Thats a superb fish! Would agree with the early to mid 30s! Well done!

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 Posted: Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 03:31 am
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32 - 35 kg's buddy!

Awesome King!well done

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 Posted: Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 11:38 am
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28 to 33Kg,but you know what,you can make it whatever size you want!!Thats the beauty of releasing such an awesome fish!!!so what if it was 34.675kg,still is a bus kingy!!

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 Posted: Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 12:04 pm
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Hahahahah, thanks Carlos, yeah thats true what you saying.

cheers

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 Posted: Mon Jan 30th, 2012 09:27 am
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that is a beaut of a kingy .

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 Posted: Mon Jan 30th, 2012 11:21 am
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That's a beauty ! Congrats on your PB

:wfish

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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2012 12:12 pm
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Carlos Moran wrote: 28 to 33Kg,but you know what,you can make it whatever size you want!!Thats the beauty of releasing such an awesome fish!!!so what if it was 34.675kg,still is a bus kingy!!

x 2!!!

 

Superb fish, congrats!

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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2012 12:37 pm
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Thanks

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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2012 03:19 am
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Awesome fish, well done.

What gear did you get it on?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2012 03:24 am
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Hi Porra,

I used my Stella 20 000 FW and blue rose heavy rod. 100lb power pro braid with 150lb wind on leader.

cheers

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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2012 04:01 am
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Taking no prisoners I see, nice set up and again congrats on your PB.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2012 04:06 am
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Yeah i usally fish 50 or 65 lb, but the area are known for sharks taking your catch, so you want to get it up asap before being taxed.

cheers

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 Posted: Sat Mar 24th, 2012 03:14 am
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Awesome fish mate!!

Was this not the same video that was played on ASFN on Monday night 19 March on the viewers insert?

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 Posted: Sat Mar 24th, 2012 03:21 am
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Hi Keith_R,

Yes it was the same video clip. I caught it the 28th of December if i remember correctly, caught 4 in about 2 hours with some smaller bludger kingies in between. The GT's was 20kg, then a 15kg then this nice one of 30kg and then the last GT was about 25kg which they did not show. But these are all etsimate weights because all was released.
I did make a clip with some tuna and nice cuda as well which is also on the ASFN website, its also quite nice to watch.

Cheers
Pieter

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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2012 01:43 am
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Rob Kyle
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That Kingie is BIG. I'v seen my fair share of big kingies and I think that one is easily in the high 30's. Your conversion weight of 40.3kg is not far off. what a beaut of a fish and well done on the release.

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